The Mountaineers did not take the field this past weekend. That proved to be the best thing for the Mountaineers in the polls. After a couple weeks of losing, West Virginia was fortunate enough to have a bye week to figure things out. The bye week also helped the Mountaineers gain some traction in the human polls on the heels of some losses in the top 25.
In the AP Poll, the Mountaineers gained two spots, climbing to #25. West Virginia has Rutgers, Michigan, and Ohio to thank for their upward mobility this week. All three teams had short comings against weak competition, especially Rutgers. Way to represent the Big East well Scarlet Knights!
The Coaches Poll gave the Mountaineers a slightly bigger bump than the AP Poll, moving the Mountaineers up three spots in this week’s standings. West Virginia climbed to #19 this week thanks primarily to Michigan’s collapse in Lincoln.
The bump in the Coaches Poll should have escalated the Mountaineers position in the BCS Standings, but that is not the case. The Mountaineers actually took a bit of a slide this week in the standings, falling from #19 last week to #21 this week. The computer polls must have finally adjusted the Mountaineers standings based on those last two losses.
Of course, we all know that the Fansided Top 25 should be the poll to determine the BCS bowl slate. This week, the Mountaineers ascended the mother poll 4 spots to #21. Again, since I have a vote in this poll, I will show you how I voted the top 10 of the poll:
- Kansas State
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Florida State
- South Carolina
I had WVU ranked at #22.